The college résumé can be important to your application for several reasons. It not only provides the admission counselor with your one‑page personal profile, but also acts as another sample of your ability to write, organize, and present yourself. The college résumé focuses on your academic achievements, extra‑curricular activities, and personal interests. This is your chance to neatly list everything you have accomplished throughout your high school career. Once you've created your résumé, remember to keep it updated!
So, juniors, as you build your résumé:
- Briefly describe yourself and any scholastic distinctions or honors that you have received.
- List your extracurricular, volunteer, community and family activities. Include specific events and accomplishments such as leadership positions held, varsity letters, etc.
- Highlight experiences that relate to your intended major or reveal consistent work experience.